During any disaster, nonprofit & community organizations are some of the first to act, often on the front lines. Assist your community by volunteering for COVID-19 response.

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Prepare Bag Lunches (C19)

Help is needed preparing bag lunches for our residents, men, women & children. *This volunteer opportunity is not eligible for court-appointed service hours.

Knoxville, TN

7/10/20 10:00 AM + more

Food Packing (C19)

Volunteers are needed to pre-pack food items for families during COVID-19 response. Healthy Volunteer Guidelines If you are taking part in volunteer projects during this time, we ask that you observe the following precautions: Please do not volunteer if you are sick or feeling unwell. Please do not volunteer if you have been near someone who is sick. Please do not volunteer if you have experienced domestic or international travel to high-risk areas with known COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) spread, or travel by cruise, in the previous 14 days. Please do not volunteer if you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19. Please do not shake hands with anyone if you are attending a volunteer project. Please be advised that staff may ask you to leave the volunteer project if you show signs of illness or if you insist on making physical contact.

Knoxville, TN

7/7/20 9:00 AM + more

JustLead/Calling and Career Summer Day Camp (C19)

Because of the challenges brought by Covid-19 and to stay compliant with Knox County regulations we are in need of several new volunteers for our Summer Program. On top of our normal tutors and small group leaders we will need Volunteers to help check temperatures, clean and sanitize group spaces, and escort students to their designated groups. Volunteer positions include: Greeter – Welcome students, check temperatures and ask entry questions - M, T, W, Th, F 8 – 10 am or 10 –12 pm Runner – Take participant to classroom - M, T, W, Th, F 8 – 10 am Cleaner – Wipe down shared areas between groups – M, T, W, Th, F any block of time between 10 – 4 pm Tutor – Work with kids individually - M, T, W, Th, F any block of time between 10 – 4 pm Small Group Facilitator – Lead Discipleship lesson - M, T, W, Th, F any block of time between 10 – 4 pm If you are interested in volunteering please contact Hunter McNeely at hmcneely@emeraldyouth.org or visit our volunteer website at www.emeraldyouth.volunteerhub.com.

Knoxville, TN

Through 7/17/20

Boys & Girls Club Volunteers (C19)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley serves youth ages 5-18 in Jefferson & Cocke counties. During the summer, Clubs are open for extended hours to provide a fun and safe place for youth. Due to COVID-19, the Club has an increased need for adult volunteers. Volunteer activities include mentoring, tutoring and playing games with youth. Volunteers would help support new COVID-19 related requirements at the Club.

Through 7/31/20

COVID Code Red Responder (C19)

America’s blood centers need donors #NowMoreThanEver. The COVID-19 pandemic is devastating our blood supply: blood drives have been canceled and donors are afraid to visit centers. The American Red Cross has recommended hospitals reduce blood product utilization by 25%. This is a deadly shortage that affects millions, including anemic, transplant, cancer, surgery, sickle cell, trauma, and pregnant patients. There is no alternative for blood. In response, we have launched our COVID Code Red campaign to support blood centers and the healthcare system. The goal of this campaign is to start a social movement to bring greater awareness and rally young people nationwide to advocate for their local centers. UBI leadership would provide support to those volunteers or Code Red Responders. Responders have the opportunity to make a substantial impact on the health of their community and give back during this hard time.

Through 7/31/20

Senior Care Calls (C19)

Although social distancing is an effective way to minimize the risk COVID-19 presents to seniors, the feelings of loneliness and depression could rise. Also an increase in errand support is expected in our community. Through friendly, non-clinical conversational language combined with suggestions of healthy activities, and coaching we can help reduce the feeling of loneliness. We need your help maintaining regular contact with our seniors during the COVID-19 social distancing protocol. Your work will help our seniors keep food in their homes, maintain their medication, and provide errand support as necessary. Training is provided. Basic technical skills (use of cell phone and/or computer) required. Volunteer Commitment: Most volunteers are assigned 1 or 2 seniors to call. Volunteers develop a positive and supportive relationship with their seniors by calling each of their seniors twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursday anytime from 9:00-12:00. Optional running errands for your seniors.

Through 7/31/20

Deliver Meals to Seniors (C19)

The CAC Mobile Meals program is the home-delivered meal program for senior citizens in Knoxville and Knox County (called Meals-On-Wheels in other areas). Mobile Meals are delivered to over 1,000 homebound seniors, every day Monday - Friday to every zip code in Knoxville. With the increase in client count since the COVID-19 crisis we are now serving more seniors than ever and have 70 routes daily to cover. Deliveries take about 2 hours to complete, and pickup time is anytime between 9:45 am - 11:00 am. A short orientation is conducted before leaving for your first delivery. Volunteer opportunities are available seasonally (summer with kids), regularly scheduled weekly, bi-weekly, monthly route, or as a substitute whenever you are available.

Through 7/31/20

Volunteer East Tennessee
P.O. Box 1229
Knoxville, TN 37901

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